A Spreadsheet Tracking Invisible Work

 

Ever feel like modern life is ridiculously busy? Sure it is. I decided to tally one of the well known, but lesser tracked, causes – housework. I found it eye opening, so I thought I’d publish it here in case any other busy people might find it helpful.

Task Minutes
1X WK Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Week Total
Bill Pay 15 15
Mail 30 30
Doctor / Vet Appointments 15 15
Service Appointments 15 15
Errands – scripts, playdate drops, pet food, bank, DIY, etc. 60 60
Pet Care: Feedings, Shit Cleanup, Baths, Nail Trims, Walks 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 210
Dishes – Pickup, loading, emptying 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 210
Groceries 2 2
Meal Planning & Cooking 45 45 45 45 45 45 270
Laundry 2 2
Vacuuming 15 15 15 15 60
House Deep Cleaning 1 1
Lunch packing 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 70
School Drop Off/Pick Up 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 280
Homework 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 210
Trash 15 15
Yard Care 1 1
Clutter Pick Up 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 70
Birthday, Holiday & Vacation Prep 1 1
Misc. 30 30
WEEKLY TOTAL MINUTES 1567
WEEKLY TOTAL HOURS 26.12
MONTHLY TOTAL HOURS 104.47

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